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Re: What kit do you have?

Postby Dodging » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:48 am

No man! They actually see a lot of use, and I rent them out sometimes. They make me some cash
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Re: What kit do you have?

Postby ShaunTdi » Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:51 pm

In addition to my 1000D and 18-55 (for sale), bought the following:

600D (was going for the 60D but cash was tight, very good camera though!!!)
18-55 3.5-5.6
70-300 3.5-5.6
50mm prime f1.8

Going to be selling off the old camera and all the lenses and hoping to get the following in the near future:
55-250mm (I think the 55-250 is more versitile than the 70-300 imo)
24-70 f2.8 wiff the hood
10-20mm
2 light setup (strobe kit)
CP filter and UV filter
Automotive rig
battery grip

This sh!t is so expensive though!!!

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Re: What kit do you have?

Postby Dodging » Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:47 pm

Went around to ODP today to trade in some of the lenses that I no longer use (They give great prices BTW)

Been looking for another bag for a while now (Old one is getting a bit worn and is just too small) and had a look at what they have. Decided to take the ThinkTank Airport Accelerator. Bloody nice bag (if somewhat pricey). The build quality is much better than any Lowepro bag I had before

Looks like so

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With the kit that I normally shoot with in it

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So in this bag I have:
D3 with 70-200 VRII attached
D90 with Sigma 10-20 attached
Gloves (kak to shoot when your hands are freezing)
Tamron 24-70 f2.8
Nikon TC20 III teleconverter
Nikon 50mm f1.8
Nikon 70-300 VR
Delkin Fat Ghekko bracket (if you want to attach a camera to a pillar or similar, this thing is the business)
Dual strap
Spare batteries
Phottix Strato II transmitter + 2 receivers
Some cleaning stuff
SB 900
Raincoat for the bag, plus one for the camera
Couple of CF and SD cards
Micnova foldup softbox-style diffuser (I prefer this over the Gary Fong Lightsphere for many reasons, most of all being size and this thing doesn't throw light back in your eye while shooting)

The bag can also hold a 17" laptop plus a 10" tablet, but the weight becomes ridiculous then
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Re: What kit do you have?

Postby Kibim » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:33 pm

It's sort of photography equipment ... just bought one of these :

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Postby Dodging » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:53 pm

Vark steaks! Looks wicked :cool:
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Re: What kit do you have?

Postby ShaunTdi » Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:30 pm

ShaunTdi wrote:In addition to my 1000D and 18-55 (for sale), bought the following:

600D (was going for the 60D but cash was tight, very good camera though!!!)
18-55 3.5-5.6
70-300 3.5-5.6
50mm prime f1.8

Going to be selling off the old camera and all the lenses and hoping to get the following in the near future:
55-250mm (I think the 55-250 is more versitile than the 70-300 imo)
24-70 f2.8 wiff the hood
10-20mm
2 light setup (strobe kit)
CP filter and UV filter
Automotive rig
battery grip

This sh!t is so expensive though!!!


So I got rid of all the above to step over to Nikon.
Now my kit consists solely on:
Nikon D300s with original grip
Nikkor AFS 35mm F1.8 G

Awesome awesome camera!

Will start building up my nikon kit shortly.

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Re: What kit do you have?

Postby Dodging » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:36 pm

Made a bit of an impulsive buy - got me aSigma 120-300 f2.8. Will give it a try this weekend... Looks good so far
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Re: What kit do you have?

Postby Crackerjack0910 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:05 am

I updated my kit a little.

Here's what I currently have:

Canon 7D
Canon 5DMKII
Canon 50mm F1.8
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8
Sigma 105mm F2.8 Macro
Tamron 17-50mm F2.8
Tamron 24-70 F2.8 VC USD
77mm Circular Polariser
Canon 430EX Speedlight
Set of Elinchrom D-Lite 4 400W Studio Lights
Set of Visico 300W Studio Lights

Then for work I use the following:

Canon 7D
Canon 12-24mm
Sigma 10mm F2.8 Fisheye
Sigma 18-200mm OS
Canon 580EX
Canon 580EXII
2 x Yongnuo YN560II Speedlights
Self Made Car Camera Rig
A few tripods
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Re: What kit do you have?

Postby ShaunTdi » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:31 am

Stefan, Mind posting a pic of your rig?

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Re: What kit do you have?

Postby ShaunTdi » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:32 am

ShaunTdi wrote:
ShaunTdi wrote:In addition to my 1000D and 18-55 (for sale), bought the following:

600D (was going for the 60D but cash was tight, very good camera though!!!)
18-55 3.5-5.6
70-300 3.5-5.6
50mm prime f1.8

Going to be selling off the old camera and all the lenses and hoping to get the following in the near future:
55-250mm (I think the 55-250 is more versitile than the 70-300 imo)
24-70 f2.8 wiff the hood
10-20mm
2 light setup (strobe kit)
CP filter and UV filter
Automotive rig
battery grip

This sh!t is so expensive though!!!


So I got rid of all the above to step over to Nikon.
Now my kit consists solely on:
Nikon D300s with original grip
Nikkor AFS 35mm F1.8 G

Awesome awesome camera!

Will start building up my nikon kit shortly.


Picked up my new lens yesterday. Siggy 24-70 F2.8. Wanted a tamron but got the siggy at a steal and couldnt resist. Selling my 35mm prime if anyone knows anyone interested.

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Re: What kit do you have?

Postby Kibim » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:35 pm

So I bought a new lens and tripod. 400mm non mirrored, 800m with the doubler.

Looks a bit like this.
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Some video freeze frames I took off a shoot we did this weekend. These were shot at +-45 meters away, Carnival City, Back of the floor to stage.
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J452.jpg

J453.jpg


Tripod weighs about 18kilos, and supports 90kgs, and is perfectly balanced for super steady close up work. Lens, camera, batteries and transmission modules weigh combined about 35kgs. Not your standard portable rig.
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Re: What kit do you have?

Postby Dougi » Tue May 13, 2014 7:44 am

For a long time i used to shoot studio work 9-10 years.
for about 5 years i stopped photography and now im getting back into it Shooting eveything i can

Kit.
Canon 5D
Canon 50D
Canon 70-200mm 2.8 L
Canon 10-22mm
Canon 50mm 1.8
Canon 50mm 1.4
Canon 580 ex II
Garyfong defuser kit


My old School collection
All still working
Rolleiflex 2.8E
x2 Pentax k1000
Rico 500
Canon AE-1
50mm 1.2
50mm 1.4
50mm 1.8
70-125mm
Current:
2008 Seat Ibiza Cupra(Soot Monster)

Ex:
2007 Polo 9n3 Tdi
EURO Polo Playa 1.8i
Opel Corsa GSI
Opel Corsa 130 / GSI Super Boss driven
Toyota Conquest 180 RSI
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Re: What kit do you have?

Postby GTiDon » Wed May 14, 2014 10:23 am

lawrence wrote:Thanks Nazmo - certainly something I will look into.... it is a bit of a catch 22 though.... on the 1 hand as a detailer seeing the reflections in freshly polished paint is like a fat kid opening is his eyes in Charlie's Chocolate factory :drool: but before and during the detail, it is often very diffcult to effectively capture paint defects such as swirl marks, because you essentially need a bright light source to show the swirl marks in the first place.

Guess I just need to play around a bit and get a little more familiar with taking pics first...

Do you have any advise on what sort of filter to get (I know squat about this stuff so treat me like a little kid here.... brand/price/type etc?)


The polarised filters are adjustable to you can go from one extreme to the other. Cheap online so you cant go wrong.
A ND Fader can also be useful to you if you want to "macro" in on detail with the exact exposure you want.
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Re: What kit do you have?

Postby GTiDon » Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:17 am

Some of my Museum
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Re: What kit do you have?

Postby marzbars » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:10 pm

Bought the wife a Canon 7D with an 18-150 mm and what a great camera it is, definite step-up from the 450d

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Re: What kit do you have?

Postby GTiDon » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:17 pm

Nice lens zoom range

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Re: What kit do you have?

Postby Jetta2 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:33 pm

My current kit:

Canon 7D
Canon 1D Mk III
Canon 1Dx
Canon 40mm STM
Canon 50mm f1.8 Mk II
Canon 10-22mm
Canon 24-105 f4 L
Canon 70-200mm f4 L
Sigma 18-35mm f1.8
Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD
Metz 50 AF-1 flash
Various filters
Extra battery packs
Various memory cars
Manfrotto XPRO-B tripod and ball head
Benro C28T carbon fibre monopod
etc etc etc.

Not all my stuff:
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Re: What kit do you have?

Postby marzbars » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:05 pm

Looking for a good prime lense for Canon EOS, any suggestions.

Something for portrait and landscape

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Re: What kit do you have?

Postby Jetta2 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:40 pm

marzbars wrote:Looking for a good prime lense for Canon EOS, any suggestions.

Something for portrait and landscape


Lens. No "e" on the end.

What model camera is it? There are two different mountings on Canon EOS camera's, one for the EF lenses and one for EF-S lenses.
Some lens models can work on both, some on one or the other.
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Re: What kit do you have?

Postby marzbars » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:53 pm

450d
7d
60d

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Re: What kit do you have?

Postby Jetta2 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:01 pm

They can all use EF or EF-S lenses.
You can use the 10-18 IS STM. Brilliant wide angle for landscapes and can do portraits nicely. Not a prime, but does a damn good job.

And it all depends on your budget. You can get something for a few bob, or something to make your bank manager take a hit out on you.
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Re: What kit do you have?

Postby marzbars » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:28 pm

Thanks Ryan

https://www.ormsdirect.co.za/canon-ef-s ... s-stm-lens

Price doesn't look too bad.

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Postby Jetta2 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:31 pm

Shot. And 300 bucks cheaper at ODP and also includes free shipping:

https://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/lenses/z ... -56-is-stm


I have rented that lens a few times before and it works very nicely indeed.
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Re: What kit do you have?

Postby marzbars » Tue May 30, 2017 12:54 pm

So glad I waited before I got the 10 18, currently on sale at ORMS
Going to pick it up in the next 10min
https://www.ormsdirect.co.za/canon-ef-s ... s-stm-lens

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